Enjoy the sand, sun, and salt water this September at the Philadelphia Outrigger Canoe Club’s 10th Annual Hoe Wa`a Challenge!


  • Sunday, September 11, 2022 POCC Hoe Wa`a Challenge (OC-6)
    • Short Course for those new to ocean OC-6 racing (women’s, men’s, mixed): 3-miles
    • Long Course
      • Women’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Men’s OC-6 race: 12-miles
      • Mixed OC-6 race: 9-miles


Spec OC-6 Canoe Loan Request: August 31, 2022 (not guaranteed, the earlier the better)

Team Registration: August 31, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

Late Registration: September 1, 2022 (prices go up!) – September 7, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)


OC-6 crews in need of a Spec OC-6 canoe should read the Canoe Loans section below and related info. All teams must register through PaddleGuru

Registration through August 31, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • OC-6 short course registration: $195 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course registration: $390 USD per canoe

Late registration: September 1, 2022 – September 7, 2022 (11:59 PM EDT)

  • OC-6 short course late registration: $225 USD per canoe
  • OC-6 long course late registration: $450 USD per canoe

Separate registration required for each crew/craft 

  • Registration fees are per crew not per paddler
  • Should the event be cancelled due to weather or other safety concerns, refunds will not be provided.
  • Questions about registration can be directed to hoewaa@philadelphiaoutrigger.org

Open (10+), Masters (40+), and Sr Masters (50+) age divisions available for spec and unlimited OC-6 races.  Please ensure your team members are the appropriate age for the registered age divisions on September 11, 2022.  Note: Awards will not be given out to each age division. 


  • Deadline for OC-6 canoe loan requests by August 31, 2022 to be made via email to Dave Kunz, dkunz@kunzlaw.com.
  • Please do not reach out to other clubs directly to avoid double booking.
  • OC-6 Canoe rental fee $155 USD to be collected by the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee: $150 to be passed through to the team renting their canoe and $5 transaction fee
  • Completing registration does not guarantee a canoe. Requesting teams will receive a confirmation email once a canoe loan is arranged.
  • After the canoe loan deadline (August 31, 2022) teams needing a canoe should not register without prior approval from the POCC Hoe Wa`a Race Planning Committee.


20% cancellation fee will be assessed for all registrations cancelled by August 31, 2022 11:59 PM EDT.

No refunds of registration fees after September 1, 2022 12:00 AM EDT.


The Hoe Wa`a Challenge is an ocean race, and safety meetings are required. The Captain’s Safety Meeting will be held on site before each race.  Attendance is mandatory. 


Awards and lunch will be provided


Sunday, September 11, 2022: Hoe Wa’a Challenge (OC-6) 

Location: Brigantine Inlet Beach, Lagoon Boulevard & Ocean Drive, Inlet: 39.381689, -74.413808 (Race Map)

Note: We are monitoring the ocean conditions (Hurricane Earl) and will move the race to the back bay if needed.

Times subject to change – finalized schedule will be emailed to each paddler prior to the race.

Please Note:
Breakfast (coffee, bananas, bagels) will be served all day until gone
Lunch (grab and go- hoagies, chips, cookies) will be served starting at 11:00
Limited Water will be provided – please bring your own water

  • 7:00 a.m.  Registration check-in tent open
  • 7:30 a.m.  Pule and Captain’s meeting (Women’s Race)
  • 8:00 a.m.  OC-6 Women’s Race – 12 miles
  • 10:00 a.m. Captain’s meeting (Short and Men’s races)
  • 10:30 a.m. OC-6 Short Course Race – 3 miles and Men’s Race – 12 miles
  • 11:00 a.m. Awards (Women’s Race) and ARE Raffle drawing
  • 12:30 p.m.  Captain’s meeting (Mixed Race)
  • 1:00 p.m. OC-6 Mixed Race – 9 miles
  • 1:30 p.m. Awards (Men’s Race)
  • 3:00 p.m. Awards (Mixed Race)

EVERY paddler must bring their own PFD and have with them in their boat